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A cold beer by the pool is ideal – but make it a good one

One of the joys of living in – or visiting – Florida is the poolside bar at a hotel or resort. Few activities are more pleasurable during our brutal hot summers than sipping a cold beer just a few feet … Continue reading

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Clothing-optional beer festival can be enlightening

The beer festival started at noon, but I arrived around 10:30 a.m. to get set up for my book signing. I rolled up to the gated community’s guardhouse, got my name checked off the list, and proceeded to the vendor … Continue reading

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Upward and onward: Florida brewery numbers continue to grow

The Brewers Association announced during the recent Craft Brewers Conference in Portland, Oregon, that Florida came in fifth in the number of new breweries opened in a state during 2014, with 42 (Washington state led the pack with 83). According … Continue reading

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Tampa Bay Beer Week celebrates more each year

In its fourth incarnation, Tampa Bay Beer Week celebrates even more. More than 40 breweries in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, plus another 10 or so in adjoining counties. More beer and more beer styles being produced by those breweries. More … Continue reading

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